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  • indian joe's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:26 PM
    You are probably right I think Miroku/Browning made a run of 1886's before the model 71 (that would be in the mid 1980's) - I have not seen the innards of one of those 1886's but its likely they are not the same as the new ones (Winchester...
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    03-17-2019, 07:59 PM
    FWIW I have a Browning (Miruko) Model 71 from the original run they made late 1980's (?) They are different than what was shown in this thread - coil spring yes, rebound hammer strut no, half cock notch yes, --- the rebound feature was built into...
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    03-17-2019, 04:53 PM
    I made a period accceptable padded vest / waistcoat rather than mess with my rifles - it works ok - rarely shoot anything heavy without it - but this pad thing fell into my lap and might make into a nice lace on kick pad out of it.
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    03-16-2019, 10:19 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread rossi 92 sights? in Leverguns
    effective I guess, but cool factor = zero
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    03-16-2019, 05:23 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread rossi 92 sights? in Leverguns
    Instead of that flat plug in the bolt could you not make it into a bolt mounted peep ? like the model 71 winchester had - it would be a very neat arrangement. Cool factor out the roof!
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    03-14-2019, 11:34 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    So whos been feeding steroids to yr squirrels?? I thought they were little soft skin dudes ? [smilie=f:
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    03-14-2019, 10:16 PM
    So you have a few options. 1)Keep trimming all your brass until no room for powder. 2)Don’t crimp at all. 3)Seat and crimp at the same time (never worked for me). 3)Remember your shortest case and adjust die accordingly. Crimp that load and just...
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    03-14-2019, 10:13 PM
    This one might be a different story? Where I come from you could proly sell that one and turn it into two same only new - modern steel that would stand almost anything you can load in it with - new finish etc - if you are primarily a shooter maybe...
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    03-14-2019, 07:40 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Winchester 92 in Leverguns
    Really! All the carbines I seen had the barrel band - maybe they were all -40's ? ---downunder was predominately short barrel rifles - specially in the smaller calibres - I have an original 32 full magazine rifle and it is a rarity here -
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    03-14-2019, 07:15 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    48 twist is a good compromise - can get them to shoot minies and still do a round ball ok (my 45 cal flnter is a 48 twist shallow rifling and its a fine accurate RB barrel so long as I keep it 50 grains of FFF or under - but load 60 grains and ya...
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    03-14-2019, 06:57 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Winchester 92 in Leverguns
    HUH! how come I didnt spot that ?? ----carbine back end / rifle barrel - its got the front hanger dovetail I bet the forend cap dovetail is there under the wood (dont forget that front hanger dovetail is a round dovetail - ya twist it round to...
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    03-14-2019, 06:48 PM
    Tried that - dont work - I broke a front tooth years ago and got a gold back filling on it - anytime I bite on metal sends lectricity through me tooth - not fun at all !!!!
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    03-14-2019, 06:46 PM
    Yep ! that works -- gotta be fingers not fist tho - lotta fellers dont get that - so a longish case goes scrunch and ya gotta pull it to pieces before ya bin it.
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    03-14-2019, 06:39 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    Bob I went back and re read the OP - hes talkin 24"barrel - for straight round ball I reckon he will still do better with a 66 twist - but he likely get better results switching to FFF powder and coming back to your 70 or even 60 grains charge
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    03-14-2019, 06:32 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    We were talking hunting loads not plinkers - I thought the extra couple hundred FPS was worthwhile - as luck (or not) would have it my CVA was super accurate with the same load so I used it on the range too - that used to get peoples attention - but...
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    03-14-2019, 02:08 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    opinion - optimal barrel length should be independant of twist rate in rifles? For a hunting rifle 28 inch is quite short enough - 36 inch is plenty long enough (unless you are creating a period correct flinter - even then more than 36inch...
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    03-14-2019, 01:51 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    Comes down to "who'se runnin this show" Tell the guy what YOU want ( a dedicated round ball hunting barrel) - he can either do it right OR say No, go away, dont want yr money, nobody is any the worse Or pay hundreds of dollars for what HE thinks...
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    03-13-2019, 10:20 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread Winchester 92 in Leverguns
    So would I !
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    03-13-2019, 09:54 PM
    Have just inherited some bits n pieces which includes a David Nickerson marked, slip on kickpad - looks like a gel type material ? Any comments / experience ? Thought it might work ok on my 1886 rifle. Thanks Joe
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    03-13-2019, 05:45 PM
    It was beat up when you got it, its a nice gun now, with 7 million 94's out there its never gonna be a rarity- you increased its VALUE - regardless of whether the price you might get is different - yr not gonna sell it anyways.
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    03-13-2019, 05:34 PM
    The other option is a mold with the crimp groove in the correct location?
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    03-13-2019, 05:31 PM
    Somebody needs to be odd man out here:smile: I never trimmed a case in my life until I started making brass for my 45/75 Always ran the crimp die by FEEL on the 32/20 and 44/40 stuff - have loaded thousands of them that way without perticular...
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    03-11-2019, 06:00 PM
    Springs first . Back the strain screw out on the main spring as first step.
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    03-10-2019, 05:01 PM
    Water is the premier black powder solvent - dont need anythin added to it ??
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    03-10-2019, 04:54 PM
    If ya wear ya shirts out like I do - ya gonna find about one patch thickness variation from thin to thick - works fine for cleaning - new material would be smarter for on the range I reckon .
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    03-07-2019, 05:30 PM
    Lags I use hybrid willow - dried branches (dead timber) up to about 3inch diameter - we have plenty of that - make sure its sound timber - cut to the length of each container and then split into pieces no bigger than one inch square - I am inclined...
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    03-07-2019, 01:34 AM
    On about his third or fourth post he talked about a 70 grain charge of FF sending a PRB at 2200fps - said he would never load the little gun that hard - but its a fair assumption that he was talking about a 32 cal MLoader at the start .
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